Product Manager, Assessment Technology - (Remote)

Certica Solutions - Remote - Full time

At Certica, we are passionate about creating solutions that bring value to K-12 educators and are revolutionizing the way school districts manage, access, and use data to improve student outcomes. We are a growing, fast-moving organization with a smart and dedicated team, looking for like-minded individuals to join us. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

We are seeking an experienced Product Manager, Assessment Technology for our suite of assessment technology products. The Product Manager, Assessment Technology will help develop and communicate the product strategy, own the development of product roadmaps and release priorities. This position will also lead the evaluation of market opportunity and competition and collaborate closely with product development, marketing and services teams to realize product success.

This is a very exciting full-time position with generous benefits and flexible work arrangements and a great time to join a market leading company that is growing rapidly and expanding its operations. This position may be located in a virtual home office or in one of our six company office locations.

Essential Tasks & Responsibilities:

Product Strategy:

  • Develop and communicate the overall product strategy with input from key cross-functional teams;
  • Develop and communicate the overall product strategy with input from key cross-functional teams;
  • Collaborate with Sales Solutioning on the design of solutions that provide value to our clients and make the best use of the product;
  • Partner with sales and marketing on go-to-market and sales enablement activities;
  • Lead the evaluation of market opportunities and the competitive landscape to ideate new products, iterate on product-to-market fit and develop differentiating products and features;
  • Own, develop and communicate business cases for new product opportunities and initiatives;
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative product metrics appropriate for various product stages; and
  • Lead and manage product through the various product stages and horizons.

Product Execution:

  • Define and own the definition of the product roadmap and release milestones;
  • Define and own the development of epics, user stories, acceptance criteria, and roadmap priorities;
  • In partnership with the Director of Engineering, build a high-level of predictability into release schedules;
  • Present and communicate the roadmap to the product development teams and senior leadership; and
  • Contribute to agile process improvements with a focus on improving time to market.

Skills and Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a product manager for product development organizations;
  • Experience in education technology and assessment is highly desirable;
  • Proven ability to display discipline in defining roadmaps and valuable releases;
  • Proven ability to identify market and competitive gaps and deliver market differentiating product capabilities;
  • Excellent ability to influence all levels of the organization;
  • Capable of thinking strategically and creatively while also executing quickly and pragmatically;
  • Significant experience creating and developing revenue producing software and technology products;
  • A passion for user experience and collaborating with customers to address their explicit and implicit problems/needs;
  • A deep understanding of agility and how it can be utilized to ideate products, increase time to market and address market needs in relationship to competition;
  • A strong technical foundation in software and product development, including SaaS and API-based products;
  • Excellent customer-facing and general communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking ability;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; computer science or design major is highly desirable;

About Certica Solutions www.CerticaSolutions.com

Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers; and delivers solutions directly to over 500 school districts, charter schools and educational service agencies. The company is based in Wakefield Massachusetts and has offices in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

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Product Management

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Mid Level

Certica Solutions

At Certica, we are passionate about creating solutions that bring value to K-12 educators and are revolutionizing the way school districts manage, access, and use data to improve student outcomes. We are a growing, fast-moving company with a smart and dedicated team, looking for like-minded people.

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